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The Australian Taxi Drivers Association


TDA Inc is a Registered Association, 1500907, formed in NSW,with the primary objective of restoring the Taxi Industry to being the primary Point to Point supplier of Public Passenger Services.

To all Taxi Drivers - May 2017

The Future of the NSW Taxi Industry – ? Is there an Answer ?

Do we have a future, now that an unlimited number of Private Hire Vehicles have been allowed by Government to take over our business .. ? Maybe, with the news of the Tax Office win over Uber to charge GST on fares, our chances are a bit brighter.

Maybe, if the new NSW Draft Regulations get enforced, then Taxis are still in Business. If the Government makes Regulations and the proceeds to do nothing, we are stuffed.

We have proposed lots of Amendments to the Draft, and are scheduled to meet Transport early in May.

By now you are all aware that no one is on our side. Governments around Australia have already or are ready to legalise UBER X, and to accept minimal annual fees, or even no fees, plus very light rules on Registration and Insurance to leave you with only Rank and Hail Work, and with instant bookings our work and income will drop even more. Uber X is legal in the ACT. Soon also in Victoria. We have already lost 25% of our work : we will lose another 25% by June. How many extra hours can you safely drive ?

Already the average hourly earnings are less than $10.00 an hour.

Already you are driving 60 hours a week.

Can your family survive on $300 a week ??? $5.00 an hour ???

Michael Jools 0419 27 27 44 TDA Inc www.tda.net.au

Working in unity for the Industry

0419 27 27 44 mj@tda.net.au March 2016